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Eden Environmental Citizen's Group LLC v. Laptalo Enterprises, Inc.

A district court denied a manufacturing company's motion to dismiss a CWA lawsuit alleging that the company improperly stored and disposed of industrial waste at its sheet metal manufacturing facility. The company argued that an...

Ouachita Riverkeeper, Inc. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court held that environmental groups lacked standing to challenge EPA's decision not to object to a draft water discharge permit that Arkansas' environmental agency issued to a pulp and paper company under the state's CWA...

Dover, City of v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court dismissed three New Hampshire cities' citizen suit challenging EPA's decision to approve New Hampshire's impaired waters list under the CWA. The cities lack standing because the regulatory decisions that the cities...

National Ass'n of Home Builders v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court dismissed a homebuilder association's lawsuit against EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers challenging their determination that portions of the Santa Cruz River are traditional navigable waters (TNW) under the CWA....

Barnum Timber Co. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit held that a timber company has standing to challenge EPA's decision to retain the Redwood Creek in Northern California as an impaired water body under CWA §303(d). The company has suffered a reduction in the economic...